blow fly


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blow′ fly`

or blow′fly`,


n.
any of numerous insects of the family Calliphoridae that deposit their eggs or larvae on carrion or excrement or in wounds of living animals.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blow fly - large usually hairy metallic blue or green flyblow fly - large usually hairy metallic blue or green fly; lays eggs in carrion or dung or wounds
fly - two-winged insects characterized by active flight
Calliphora, genus Calliphora - type genus of the Calliphoridae: blowflies
Calliphora vicina, bluebottle - blowfly with iridescent blue body; makes a loud buzzing noise in flight
greenbottle, greenbottle fly - blowfly with brilliant coppery green body
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